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Salt Lake City school named after Andrew Jackson changed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City school named after President Andrew Jackson is being changed to honor a pioneering woman in U.S. space exploration. The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night in support of the change from Jackson Elementary to Mary ...

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Jacob Rees-Mogg says heckling good for politicians

Image copyright PA Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg said masks were sinister, but protests were part of political life Jacob Rees-Mogg said that heckling can be good for politicians making a speech, in evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into free speech in universities. The Conservative MP faced protests last week when ...

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How long does it really take you to fall asleep?

Image copyright Getty Images How do you fall asleep? It might happen to us every night – and maybe sometimes more often – but it’s still a deeply mysterious process. An international group of researchers at the University of Cambridge is trying to find out what really happens in that ...

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Heads want pay code after £500,000 academy boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Schools have faced budget shortages – and heads want clearer rules on top pay Head teachers say the pay levels of all school staff in England, including academy bosses, should be in a fairer framework to stop “fat cat” pay gaps. The chief executive ...

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Tinkering Toward Better Schools – Education Week

Science teacher Julie Poetzel works with 7th graders in Menomonee Falls, Wis. She said having students track their own growth has led to “better attitudes” in class. —Narayan Mahon for Education Week A Wisconsin District Goes All In on ‘Continuous Improvement’ Strategies Menomonee Falls, Wis. It’s been said time and ...

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Poorest areas face biggest cuts to children’s services

Image copyright santypan Image caption Many councils are having to cut services providing early help to families Mary, not her real name, knows all about the consequences of family breakdown. She has taken a relative’s two children into her home in Birmingham and believes that with earlier intervention from social ...

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Fallin proposes teacher pay raise in final State of State

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin urged Oklahoma legislators Monday to approve a broad swath of tax increases endorsed by business and industry leaders to pay for a $5,000 pay raise for teachers and stabilize a state budget plagued by years of shortfalls. Instead of touting her legacy during ...

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Airlines get tough on ‘support pets’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cute but not to be cuddled on board. Hedgehogs are on an in-flight banned list. If you were planning to bring a hedgehog on to a flight as a form of emotional support, you might have to think again. Hedgehogs have been included on ...

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Protesters to seek anti-bias training for city teachers

Demonstrators will converge on City Hall Tuesday to demand Mayor de Blasio take action following the Daily News’ explosive report of a racist lesson on slavery at a Bronx public school. Middle School 118 teacher Patricia Cummings singled out black students during class in January and told ...

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